‘Tull’ on high after derby hat-trick

first_imgArnett Gardens FC striker Kemal ‘Tull’ Malcolm attributed his good scoring form in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to hard work and dedication.The diminutive player struck a hat-trick in his team’s 3-2 win against rivals Tivoli Gardens in the second round.Malcolm scored his goals in the 27th, 36th and 85th minutes, while Tivoli responded with goals by Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson (3rd) and Junior Flemmings (51st).Malcolm’s three goals, which pushed him to nine this season – behind Dino Williams of Montego Bay United (13) and Rivoli United’s Cory Burke (12) – were overshadowed by a fiery game at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex last Sunday.The former St George’s College Manning Cup star troubled the Tivoli backline with his pace, skill and dribbling throughout the game and was duly rewarded with his first hat-trick of the season for the reigning RSPL champions.He was naturally pleased with the Man of the Match performance that pushed Arnett into third place in the 12-team standings, on 32 points from 18 games.”Well, when you can score a hat-trick in a derby game, it says a lot, because you train hard during the week and come out and get three points, so the only thing you can do is thank God, as He is the one who makes everything possible,” Malcolm told The Gleaner after the game.STAYING FOCUSED”I’m just gonna keep focused and continue doing the hard work in training. To be honest, [a] big game like this is one of the easiest for me. Playing against top players brings out the joy in me,” he shared. “It is easy for me, but when you go on the field, you have to bring your ‘A’ game.”He added: “It is a great feeling to score three goals that helped the team to win the game. Well, hard work and dedication is what we do, as in the first game [against Tivoli], there was a lack of concentration. We led 2-1 and they came back and scored two late goals,” Malcolm noted.”[This time] we stuck to the task and followed the coach’s (Jerome Waite) instructions and got the three points. We finished the game on a high, and that was what we wanted. This is the first time this season that we’ve won three games straight, so it says a lot for us.”Next year, we are going to get back a couple top players like Marvin Morgan Jr and AndrÈ Clennon, so we should get stronger,” he predicted.Waite also had high praises for the player.”He is on top of his game, and it is good to get another player – otherwise from Sterling (Newton), who got a four-timer – to score a hat-trick. Malcolm has been knocking on the door by creating a lot of chances and assisting, so it was a good one for him,” said Waite, who has guided Arnett to three Premier League titles.last_img read more

‘No need for political intervention in WI cricket’

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says there is a need for “modern, sensible management” of West Indies cricket but does not believe regional politicians should intervene in the administration of the game.The Trinidad and Tobago leader argued that the sport in the Caribbean had been badly managed and said it was “disappointing” to witness the state in which it had now found itself.Speaking on local radio here, Rowley said he had hoped that last year’s aborted tour of India could have led to a watershed moment in the management of West Indies cricket.”I was kind of hoping that debacle in India would have resulted in the bankruptcy of the West Indies Cricket Board,” Rowley said candidly.”If the Indians had pressed for their [US$] 42 million and the West Indies Cricket Board couldn’t pay it, they go bankrupt and get out of business and then something else emerges as modern sensible management of this resource, this cultural iconic part of our existence that is West Indies cricket.”He continued: “It is really disappointing to see how we as West Indians have taken the best legacy that has been bequeathed to us and just ruined it by general misconduct.”Rowley was weighing in on the latest controversy to hit West Indies cricket, where head coach Phil Simmons was suspended for questioning the integrity of the selection process, regarding the one-day team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.’interference from outside’Simmons claimed there had been “interference from outside” behind the continued non-selection of Trinidadian all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard.However, Rowley said despite the state of the game regionally, he did not think political intervention would be warmly received.”If politicians set about to do that, politics always has a number of sides, there’s no one side in politics. If any politician or political party or any government set about to do that, the reaction will be ‘what are you doing in this? This is not politics.’ You now become part of the problem,” Rowley pointed out.”But we did play a role, the involvement of CARICOM through the Patterson Report. What more can we do? And we don’t want any more political involvement than that because if you get further involved, there’s going to be a push back against the political involvement.”Rowley said it was now ironic that Simmons was now set to answer to a West Indies Cricket Board panel over his comments, when the board itself was also guilty of glaring mistakes in the past.last_img read more

Points standing

first_imgPoints standingP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Man City 8 6 0 2 19 7 12 182. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 13 7 6 163. Man United 8 5 1 2 12 8 4 164. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 11 7 4 155. Leicester 8 4 3 1 17 15 2 156. West Ham 8 4 2 2 17 11 6 147. Everton 8 3 4 1 12 8 4 138. Tottenham 8 3 4 1 11 7 4 139. Southampton 8 3 3 2 13 10 3 1210. Liverpool 8 3 3 2 8 10 -2 1211. Swansea City 8 2 4 2 10 10 0 1012. Watford 8 2 4 2 6 7 -1 1013. Norwich City 8 2 3 3 12 14 -2 914. Stoke City 8 2 3 3 8 10 -2 915. Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 10 12 -2 816. Chelsea 8 2 2 4 12 17 -5 817. West Brom 8 2 2 4 6 11 -5 818. Aston Villa 8 1 1 6 8 13 -5 419. Sunderland 8 0 3 5 8 18 -10 320. Newcastle 8 0 3 5 6 17 -11 3last_img

Regional cricket’s top two clash at Sabina

first_imgCaptains Paul Palmer Jr and Leon Johnson of the Jamaica Scorpions and Guyana Jaguars, respectively, are both expressing confidence heading into their WICB First-Class Championship top-of-the-table clash at Sabina Park today.Undefeated Jaguars are putting their 100 per cent win record on the line against second-place Scorpions, who after a defeat in their opener away to Barbados Pride, has rebounded to post three straight wins.”It should be a very good game of cricket,” said Palmer, whose team will be going for three from three at Sabina Park this season.”We are at home, and whenever we are at home, we are always confident, and put our best foot forward.”Scheduled for a 10 a.m. the encounter will see Jamaica attempting to build on victories over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricanes.last_img read more

Leicester train rolls on

first_imgLONDON (AP): The expectation is that the rails will come off Leicester’s title challenge and Manchester United will get back on track. Little goes to the script in this Premier League season. But Manchester United’s problems with scoring at home won’t go away, with boos again ringing out at Old Trafford yesterday after the hosts were stunned 1-0 by Southampton. Leicester went three points clear at the top – for 24 hours at least before Arsenal host Chelsea – by beating Stoke 3-0. And Manchester City slipped further behind the pacesetters by drawing 2-2 at West Ham. Jamie Vardy, having set the record for scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games earlier in the season, ended a goal drought exceeding 10 hours for Leicester. Danny Drinkwater and Leonardo Ulloa scored either side of Vardy’s 66th-minute goal. A first-ever Champions League qualification for the central England club seems less fanciful by the week. Manchester United went an 11th home game in a row without scoring in the first half and then conceded after the break when Charlie Austin netted on his Southampton debut. “It was a poor performance, of course, because football is not only defending but also creating chances, and we didn’t create,” van Gaal said. United remain fifth, but are now five points behind Tottenham, who came from behind to win 3-1 at Crystal Palace. A moment of individual brilliance saw Tottenham go in front with 10 minutes to go. Dele Alli, one of the breakthrough stars of the season, flicked the ball up and back over his own head before volleying into the bottom corner. The biggest scoring game of the day was on the east coast with a nine-goal thriller, including two in stoppage time. After Norwich threw away a 3-1 lead in the second half to Liverpool, Sebastian Bassong thought he had secured a 4-4 draw, but in the fourth minute of injury time, Adam Lallana scored his first goal of the season to clinch a 5-4 victory for 7th-place Liverpool. POOR PERFORMANCElast_img read more

Buying a Champs ticket

first_img INCREASING PORTION If you’re planning to attend ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium from March 15 to 19, you’ll need a ticket. Colleen Montague, the head of ISSA’s Champs planning committee, told Champs Watch this week how to purchase the most sought-after tickets in local sport. Regarding tickets to the Stadium grandstand, Mrs Montague said the first step is to place an order. That is done via email to issa@cwjamaica.com. “Once that is placed, we try to facilitate as many persons as we can,” she outlined. “Depending on the availability of tickets and if you order, say five, we will proceed to inform you if we can supply you with the five tickets, based on your request and what we have available.” General ticket sales start at 8 a.m. on March 12, the Saturday before Champs at the stadium’s ticket office. As in previous years, sales will continue at the Stadium throughout the days of Champs from March 15 to 19. Asked how many grandstand tickets are available, she said, “It varies, and there’s no definitive number as to what is available for spectators because it is dependent on the requests that have been already filled by the email order, and it’s dependent on the number of complimentary tickets that we have available to the pool.” She dispelled the notion that sponsors are getting an ever increasing portion of the tickets to the grandstand. “We don’t give the sponsors any more tickets than we have in our contractual arrangements which are set over a period of time, so the sponsors are not the main takers of tickets in no way, form or fashion,” she continued. Especially because income from Champs and schoolboy football funds 13 other high-school sports which are not sponsored, Mrs Montague is hoping Champs will be well attended. She recounted that in 2015, on the final day of the event, tickets to the National Stadium bleachers were sold out. “It certainly promises to be a full Stadium. Certainly, on the Saturday. We hope it will spread across the other days,” she added. She pinpointed the popular Friday-evening session of finals, which include the 400 metres hurdles and the 100 metres. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.last_img read more

Seventh title for Naggo Head

first_imgNaggo Head are the primary school champions for the seventh time after successfully defending their crown at the 36th INSPORTS Primary Schools Athletic Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.The Portmore-based institution, coached by Floyd Coke, is now the second most successful team in the history of the competition behind 10-time champions Waterford after amassing 228 points.The defending champions entered the fourth and final day a point behind Black River Primary with 28 points, but moved to the top after Quaycian Davis took the Class Two girls 300 metres title in record fashion, capturing the gold in 42.69 seconds.In fact, the first three finishers all dipped below the 44.41 seconds set by Nataliah Whyte in 2008, with Davis upstaging pre-race favourite Somoi Russell of St Aloysius. Silver went to St John’s Assaneya Tomlin (42.89), while Russell copped the bronze in 43.67.LANE VIOLATIONMilton Luckain of Spanish Town Primary clocked 41.10 to smash Christopher Taylor’s 300m record of 41.81 in the Class Two boys 300m final, but was later disqualified for a lane violation. Ronaldo Reid of St Jude’s Primary, who also went below the old mark, clocking 41.30, was promoted to the gold, while Southborough’s Kemarrio Bygrave (41.93) got silver, and Matthew Curriah (42.21) pocketed the bronze. Luckain was rewarded, though, in the 200m after finishing second behind Yourie Lawrence of Naggo Head.Brianna Lyston of Southborough Primary broke the record in the Class One girls 100m final, clocking 12.47 seconds to better Sasha-Gaye Cunningham’s 2001 mark of 12.52. Shenequa Vassell (12.97) of Howard Cooke was second, while Yallahs’ Serena Cole was third in 13.12. Lyston completed the sprint double when she decimated the 200m field to win in 25.91 seconds, as Vassell was second in 27.47, followed by Alecia Williams (27.90) of Naggo Head.Top 10: 1. Naggo Head 228; 2. Southborough 117; 3. Rousseau 103; 4. St Richards 88; 5. Black River 84; 6. Lawrence Tavern 81; 7. Greater Portmore 74; 8. Harbour View 71; 9. Kensington 66; 10. Howard Cooke 52.last_img read more

$1m prize to top Champs schools

first_img PRIZE MONEY “So all schools will be getting prize money different from the reflows and support to go to Penn Relays and so on,” Dr Small added. Meanwhile, Champs committee chairman and Wolmer’s High school for Girls principal, Colleen Montague, announced that due to inflation among other things, ISSA had been “forced” to increase ticket prices for the event by five per cent. Tickets will go on sale on the opening day of the event with the ticket office being open at 7 a.m. each day. Saturday grandstand tickets will cost $5000, with $3,500 for Friday. Tuesday’s opening day will be free. Children will pay $100 for Wednesday and Thursday, while adults will pay $500. Students in uniform will pay $350 on Friday. Event sponsors GraceKennedy said they had committed $110 million towards the event which will feature 114 girls’ schools and 114 boys’ schools. Four Champs Ambassadors will be honoured this year including former athletes Everad Samuels and Juliet Campbell of St Andrew Technical and St Jago High school, respectively; coach Claude Grant of Herbert Technical High School and Champs official Georgia Francis. It won’t be only a trophy at stake but $1,000,000 prize for the winning schools at this year’s Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-GraceKennedy Boys & Girls’ Athletic Championships scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 to Saturday, April 1. ISSA president Dr Walton Small made the announcement at yesterday’s event launch at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston. “We felt that for all sports at ISSA we must give a prize money that can reflect to some extent to recoup the cost of some of the things that they do,” said Dr Small. The runners-up will receive $700,000 with $500,000 to third place. The remaining schools will split $7,000,000.last_img read more

Eustaquio bows to Akhmetov in ONE main event

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Akhmetov improved his record to 24-1, while Eustaquio fell to 9-6.Eustaquio’s defeat ruined what would have been a great night for Filipinos, after flyweight Ramon Gonzales and strawweight Roy Doliguez won their respective matches in the undercard.Meanwhile, hometown pride Stefer Rahardian (6-0) extended his winning streak in the flyweight division, making Cambodian Sim Bunsrun (3-4) tap out by rear-naked choke at the 1:07 mark of the first round, much to the delight of the Jakarta crowd.“It was really tough because I saw my opponent scrambling. But as soon as I had a chance to take his back, I took the opportunity,” Rahardian said of his dominant showing.Alain Ngalani (3-3) made quick work of Hideki Sekine (7-2), putting his Japanese opponent to sleep with a right straight within 11 seconds of the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled A costly, catty dispute finally settled Eustaquio rocked the Kazakh early, landing a couple of kicks to the former champion’s face, but referee Yuji Shimada inexplicably halted the match that allowed Akhmetov to recover.Akhmetov took the fight to the ground but the Ifugao warrior showed immense brilliance in his ground defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith the bout seemingly even, Akhmetov may have gained the advantage after knocking down Eustaquio with a punch in the third round and holding the Filipino challenger in a guillotine until the final minute.Winning the virtual number one contender’s match, With the victory, Akhmetov once again gave himself a shot at the title against reigning ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil, who had previously beaten him for the belt. Kairat Akhmetov. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — Kairat Akhmetov narrowly edged Filipino bet Geje Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.The former ONE Flyweight Champion bested the Team Lakay flyweight by split decision in a match that was truly too close to call.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning start Break new ground View commentslast_img read more

CamSur trips La Union squad for Ginebra streetball crown

first_imgDe Vera, the team captain, said it was a dream come true to win the championship and to play at the historic venue.“It is a great feeling to come out as a winner and to be recognized as the best all over the Philippines,” said De Vera, who along with his teammates took home a trophy, Ginebra San Miguel products and a cash prize of P50,000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“At the same time, that rare opportunity to play in front of our basketball idols and the legions of basketball fans is definitely a dream come true. We hope to serve as an inspiration to people from the provinces that when you are ‘ganado sa buhay,’ anything is possible.”Now on its second year, the tournament bankrolled by Ginebra San Miguel Inc. is committed to providing opportunities to aspiring athletes. “Ginebra San Miguel aims to hone the skills and talents of these aspiring young athletes from the provinces, and from these crop of talented individuals we might discover the next Barangay Ginebra San Miguel player or our future players to the 3-on-3 games in the Olympics,” Ginebra brand manager Paolo Tupaz said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Team CamSur bested Team La Union, 14-13, to bag the 2017 Ginebra San Miguel 3-on-3 Basketball championship recently at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The team, composed of Raphael Jude De Vera, Dan Michael Uy, Gawyn Khristnan Fernandez and Daniell Martin Uy, kept its composure in a tight contest for the title.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Chooks-to-Go falls to Petrochimi, faces Blatche-led China in QFcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more